July 24 In Season at the Market
Buying and eating in season produce is good for your nutrition and helps the economy, our seasonal updates are here to lend a hand.
Let us inspire you with just a few of the fresh, locally grown produce now in season at the South Australia Produce Market that you will find at your local fruit and veg store.
Fresh herbs are a great way to add flavour to your cooking. Whether its Basil, Mint, Dill or Coriander there are a range of fresh herbs grown right here in South Australia that can boost the flavour of your home dishes. It is extremely beneficial to use fresh herbs daily in moderate quantities, as they are packed with many health-boosting compounds with Basil being top of the list. Be sure to add zest, flavour and colour and incorporate fresh herbs to your salads, pasta, pizzas and so much more. Of course, who doesn’t enjoy a refreshing mojito with fresh mint – delicious!
If you’re looking to add a bit of tartness into your next dish, then consider using rhubarb. This vibrant pink-red fruit has an interesting, sometimes bitter, taste that can be beautifully incorporated into both sweet and savoury dishes. Whether you’re pulling out some old rhubarb recipes, or looking to experiment in the kitchen this week, now is the perfect time to put the humble rhubarb to the test.
We are starting to see new season Red Oranges, also known as Blood Oranges in the market. In Australia, Red Oranges have a short season that runs from August to October so be sure to take advantage of these delicious tasting oranges with their sweet-tart flavour. These vibrantly red oranges with a deep crisom flesh, are full of health benefits including vitamin C, antioxidants, potassium, and vitamin A. These vibrant oranges are great to include in many salads, desserts, fruit salads and even smoothies. Be sure to enjoy these “orange beauties” while they are in season.
Who doesn’t love potatoes in some form? Did you know that potatoes are the 3rd most important crop in the world after rice and wheat in terms of human consumption. Therefore, picking up varieties that are local & in season is the best way to ensure you’re extracting the most flavour out of your potatoes! This vegetable is commonly known as containing starch but they are also rich in vitamin C, potassium, have no cholesterol and are completely fat free. So, whether you enjoy your potatoes mashed, roasted, deep fried or boiled look for South Australian grown next time you are shopping.
You’ll find the best produce inside your local independent fruit & veg stores. Locate your closest store here.And don’t forget to check out Pick a Local, Pick SA Facebook page for the latest news from your local fresh produce experts.